Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, dramatic landscapes and fascinating history.

A view over two lakes

World Heritage Site celebrations at Crow Park, Lake District 

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, has been confirmed as the guest of honour at a special community event to mark the Lake District as a World Heritage Site on 26 March.

A family enjoying the sun on the lawn at Allan Bank in Grasmere

Spring family adventures in the Lake District  

Plan a family hike - for little legs or big, embark on a true outdoors adventure sleeping under canvas, become a nature detective for the day or simply kick back and play a traditional board game indoors. Whether you’re entertaining little ones or teens, we’ve an action packed spring in the Lake District.

Commemorating WW1 in the Lake District  

We were gifted England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike and 12 other Lake District summits as war memorials to look after on behalf of the nation.

The Potter family at Wray Castle

Women of the Lake District 

Meet the women of the Lake District - we're sharing their stories and experiences with exhibitions at our places in the Lakes.

A view over two lakes

The 13 valleys of the Lake District - a new World Heritage Site 

The Lakes is home to 13 valleys. Read about the history of each of them, and how they make up the World Heritage Site.

What's new in the Lakes?

Where will you explore today?

A red squirrel at Allan Bank in Grasmere Cumbria

Help keep red squirrels alive in the Lakes 

Rare native red squirrels are still here against the odds here in the Lake District. But they're under constant threat and need your support to survive.